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Weekend Washington House Fire Update

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:26 am


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The cause of a house fire on Sunday has been released.  

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Monthly Caregivers Support Group Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The next meeting of the Caregivers Support Group is focusing on Accepting the Challenge.  

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Washington High School Senior Night

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Family and friends of students graduating from Washington High School are invited to Senior Night.  

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Kalona FEMA Mapping Will Have to Wait

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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The much-discussed issue of FEMA flood mapping will be put on hold in Kalona.

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IMS Academic and Fine Arts Awards

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Mennonite School has celebrated numerous students and their work once again at its annual Academic and Fine Arts Awards Night at Celebration Hall.

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Keota Moves Forward on Water Main Replacement

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Keota City Council has moved plans forward that will result in a new water main in the town.

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Fairfield Man Charged in Jasper County Incident

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:30 am

A Fairfield man has been charged with operating while intoxicated stemming from a March traffic violation.  

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Governor Branstad Honors Fallen Officers at Capitol

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Every year the state of Iowa recognizes police officers who have been killed in the line of duty, and this year a local deputy’s life will be honored during Peace Officer Memorial Week.  

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Congressman Dave Loebsack Holding Office Hours This Week

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a representative from his office in the area this week.

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CEO Roundtable Program Application Deadline Extended

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline for applications to their program for leaders of Chamber member organizations.  

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Corn Almost All in the Ground, Department of Agriculture Says

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:24 am

A report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Iowa Field Office says 92 percent of corn is now in the ground in the state of Iowa.  

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Sustaining Drive Fundraising Campaign

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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The Washington and Wellman Y’s are continuing to conduct their annual fundraising campaign. 

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Extension Offices Encourages Testing of Pressure Canning Equipment

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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Canning season is coming up, and the Washington County Extension is offering testing of equipment that is part of the canning process.  

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Alive After Five Event Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The next Alive After 5 event is taking place today.  

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Weekend Washington House Fire

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 6:30 am


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Approximately 8:00 yesterday morning, the Washington Fire Department received a report of a house fire at 1600 Country Club Road in Washington, the Robert and Krista Gaal residence.  

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 6:29 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors are talking about the budget during their meeting tomorrow.  

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Washington County Organization Looking for Volunteers

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Community Organization Active in Disasters (COAD) is looking for volunteers to help if an emergency should hit the county.

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Cystic Fibrosis Runners Not Stopped by Weather

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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An event to raise funds and awareness about Cystic Fibrosis happened this weekend in Washington.  

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Summer Book Clubs Now Accepting Registrations

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Public Library is now accepting registrations for their summer reading clubs.  

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Ride Your Bike to Work Week

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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This week is Ride Your Bike to Work Week, part of National Bike Month.  

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